BBF Continues Commitment to Partners in Africa

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Article by Liam Carstens

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Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) continues our longstanding commitment to partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far in 2021, we have supported seven shipments to organizations and healthcare facilities on the African continent, including three to Malawi, two to Sierra Leone, and one each to Zimbabwe and Kenya. In addition, BBF engages in other initiatives such as supporting solar power projects in Liberia.

In Malawi, BBF recently worked with longstanding partners at the Medical Benevolence Foundation to send an air shipment of requested pharmaceuticals to be distributed to a network of hospitals and clinics. We also sent an ocean-going container of surgical instruments, masks, medical supplies, and equipment to St. Joseph’s Hospital and College of Nursing in Nguludi, Malawi. Additionally, BBF once again partnered with the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City to send a container of PPE, medical supplies, and equipment to Wandikweza, who will distribute the items through their community health workers and projects.

BBF also joined with the Healey International Relief Foundation to send much needed medical supplies and equipment to a hospital network in Sierra Leone. The Charity Health Network consists of four hospitals and ten clinics throughout Sierra Leone and has been receiving support from BBF and Healey IRF since 2015.

Another long-term partner, The Nyadire Connection (TNC), worked with BBF to send a shipment of requested medical items, educational materials, refurbished computers, and eyeglasses from Pittsburgh. TNC is a Pittsburgh-based group that supports a hospital, school, and network of clinics in rural Zimbabwe. BBF and TNC have been sending items to Nyadire and other facilities in Zimbabwe for more than ten years.

In addition to these shipments, BBF maintains an on-going partnership with Pickering Energy Solutions. Through this collaboration, more than 85 off-grid power systems have been installed and donated to the Ministry of Health in Liberia. These solar power systems provide electricity to hospital and clinics, some of which have no other source of power.

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Article by Liam Carstens

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Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) continues our longstanding commitment to partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far in 2021, we have supported seven shipments to organizations and healthcare facilities on the African continent, including three to Malawi, two to Sierra Leone, and one each to Zimbabwe and Kenya. In addition, BBF engages in other initiatives such as supporting solar power projects in Liberia.

In Malawi, BBF recently worked with longstanding partners at the Medical Benevolence Foundation to send an air shipment of requested pharmaceuticals to be distributed to a network of hospitals and clinics. We also sent an ocean-going container of surgical instruments, masks, medical supplies, and equipment to St. Joseph’s Hospital and College of Nursing in Nguludi, Malawi. Additionally, BBF once again partnered with the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City to send a container of PPE, medical supplies, and equipment to Wandikweza, who will distribute the items through their community health workers and projects.

BBF also joined with the Healey International Relief Foundation to send much needed medical supplies and equipment to a hospital network in Sierra Leone. The Charity Health Network consists of four hospitals and ten clinics throughout Sierra Leone and has been receiving support from BBF and Healey IRF since 2015.

Another long-term partner, The Nyadire Connection (TNC), worked with BBF to send a shipment of requested medical items, educational materials, refurbished computers, and eyeglasses from Pittsburgh. TNC is a Pittsburgh-based group that supports a hospital, school, and network of clinics in rural Zimbabwe. BBF and TNC have been sending items to Nyadire and other facilities in Zimbabwe for more than ten years.

In addition to these shipments, BBF maintains an on-going partnership with Pickering Energy Solutions. Through this collaboration, more than 85 off-grid power systems have been installed and donated to the Ministry of Health in Liberia. These solar power systems provide electricity to hospital and clinics, some of which have no other source of power.

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